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Spending equates to £12,938 per person

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Total Isle of Man Government spending projected for 2019-20 equates to £12,938 per head for every man, woman and child of the Island’s population*.

This per person figure includes:

  • £3,951 for Social Security payments such as the State Pension, Income Support and Child Benefit
  • £3,299 for Health and Social Care Services, of which £1,253 relates to Noble’s Hospital, £637 for Primary Care, £614 for Social Care Services, £207 for providing free or subsidised prescriptions or drugs, and £231 for treating Manx patients in the United Kingdom
  • £1,417 for Education, including £116 for University Fees
  • £1,311 for former Government employee pensions, of which around £320 comes from current employee contributions
  • £461 for the Police, Fire, Prison and other parts of the Department of Home Affairs
  • £235 for supporting the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture
  • £149 for Public Transport and Heritage Railways
  • £161 for Waste Management, in addition a further £72 raised via local authorities or business waste charges
  • £62 for Sports and Arts, including subsidising local swimming pools

*Assumes population of 83,874 per Economic Affairs, Cabinet Office (January 2019)

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